Gonzalo Calvo

Economist, Wine Lover, and Father in Bordeaux, France

Gonzalo Calvo

Economist, Wine Lover, and Father in Bordeaux, France

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Once someone told me that life is like a movie, but the idea is that you'll be the main character of your own one. That's why I decided to leave the comfort zone over and over.

This time, after many years working as an economist in one of the most reputable institutions in my country, I decided to start almost from scratch. As a family we moved to Bordeaux, took our luggage and settle in a new city. We left behind our big house, tons of rememberings... and an almost solved life.

I always wanted to make a shift in my career, and all the time I was attracted to the wine and its industry. Despite my age and the natural fears in this stage of my life -I'm close to 40-, I decided to take the risk and make the change. I've enrolled in the Master of Vineyard and Winery Management at Bordeaux Sciences Agro, acquiring the fundamentals to work in a winery.

Who am I? Professionally I'm an engineer with a master degree in economics, with a solid experience at the Central Bank in macroeconomic forecasts and internacional analysis. This experience let's me think that I have a global and analytical vision to understand and solve problems. The responsibilities inherent in my last position let me even to lead teams and work under pressure constantly. I have some academic experience, which has helped me improve my communication skills, I used to be the shy guy who wasn't like to speak in public.

Personally, I'm married with two kids -yes, negotiation skills are here!-. I love to travel, I have traveled alone, as a couple and with children to many countries and wine regions in the world. All this has made me a flexible person who accepts and adapts to changes. I also love learning new stuff, I think life is a bit about that... and sometimes is about assembling legos and drawing with my kids.

I am available, if you want to contact me, for a coffee or maybe to taste some wines.

  • Education
    • University of Chile
    • University of Cantabria
    • Bordeaux Sciences Agro